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New York City’s organic waste pilot program making strides

New York City’s organic waste pilot program making strides

| July 31, 2014

If Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott https://www.flickr.com/photos/meddygarnet/3451581786have their way, folks in the Big Apple will be more responsible with their big apple cores after they’re finished with them. And their tea bags. And their coffee grounds. And their banana peels. And the second half of that flaxseed muffin that seemed like a good idea at […]

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This new Hyundai car has a very interesting fuel source

This new Hyundai car has a very interesting fuel source

| March 25, 2014

Imagine pulling into your local gas station and seeing the following fuel options: Unleaded, Unleaded Premium, Diesel, Poop. Er, what?! Please forgive the rather indelicate nature of this discussion, but it’s simply too fascinating to pass up. A new car manufactured by Hyundai has been designed to accept a fuel source that stems from human […]

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Can compost islands save New York?

Can compost islands save New York?

| March 12, 2014

Present Architecture has a bold proposal that could change the face of New York City. Their project, called the Green Loop, aims to create giant compost islands off of each borough to process the city’s waste. Rather than being eyesores, these islands will actually be soothing to the eye and will include 125 acres of […]

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New York City will heat homes with biogas made from food scraps

New York City will heat homes with biogas made from food scraps

| January 14, 2014

You’ve heard of the “farm to table” trend of eating local food direct from local farmers. Now there’s the “table to furnace” trend. Umm…what? That’s right. New York City, ever the trendsetter, has found a highly-productive and avant garde purpose for leftover food. They’re packing it up by the truckload and sending it to a massive […]

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Green waste: Oxymoron of the day?

Green waste: Oxymoron of the day?

| June 5, 2013

Yard trimmings. Organics. Compost. Whatever you call it, well-meaning consumers have been diligently separating green waste out from the garbage destined for landfill for years, if not decades. And quite a comfort it is, too, seeing all that easily biodegradeable material that’s not going to create a mountanous pile of immutable junk like the ziggurats […]

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